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Medical Laboratory Technician I

Company: ARUP Laboratories
Location: Farmington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Schedule:7-On/7-Off A week11:30 AM - 10:00 PM weekdays11:00 AM - 9:30 PM weekendsTraining Schedule:Monday - Friday6:00 AM - 2:30 PM for first weekthen 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM for two weeksDepartment:Farmington Clin Lab - 430Primary Purpose:Provides services of both a technical and non-technical nature in the laboratory service areas. Works under the direction of a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Technologist, Certified, MLT II and/or MLT III. Duties include (where applicable under specific state and federal regulations) preparation of specimens for processing in the laboratory; performance of selected waived and moderate complex analytical process; performance and documentation of quality control and selected equipment maintenance; data handling and input.About ARUP:ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient's life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive. We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team.Essential Functions:Uses routine and specialized automated and non-automated laboratory procedures and/or techniques for which he/she is qualified, trained, and demonstrates competency according to established lab section operating procedures (SOPs).Performs analytical and decision making functions with direct supervision.Recognizes and reports abnormal results. Recognizes unexpected or implausible results, errors, and problems with patient tests. Refers resolution to MLT II and/or MLT III, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, Certified or Laboratory Supervisor.Operates and ensures proper functioning of selected laboratory instruments and equipment. May calibrate selected laboratory instruments to ensure accuracy of results. Performs minor troubleshooting and routine maintenance under direction of a MLT II and/or MLT III, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, Certified and/or Laboratory Supervisor. Uses instrument "HOTLINE" if available, in resolving instrument problems. Reports service issues to Laboratory Supervisor. Maintains records and documentation.Performs and documents quality control. Refers QC results that fail laboratory criteria to MLT II and/or MLT III, Medical Technologist/Technologist, Certified or Laboratory Supervisor for resolution.Understands appropriate specimen collection, handling, and transport procedures. Collects samples if required by laboratory section. Prepares specimens for analysis and determines acceptability of samples within guidelines. Refers specimen issues to designated MLT II and/or MLT III, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, Certified, and/or Laboratory Supervisor.Processes data, transcribes results, and verifies data in the laboratory computer system.Meets lab section turnaround times.Trains on new procedures to a prescribed level of competency.Meets output measures as defined by individual group procedures. Assists others in areas of defined competency when assigned workload is complete.Answers telephone calls in a timely and courteous manner. Provides results available in the computer as requested to physicians, nurses, and laboratorians. Refers problems to MLT II and/or MLT III, Medical Laboratory Scientist/Technologist, Certified or Laboratory Supervisor.Performs internal and external proficiency testing as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor.Maintains clean and orderly work area. Cleans bench surfaces and equipment each shift or after contamination or spills.Stocks and maintains reagents and supplies. Notes receipt date and lot number on reagents to ensure that oldest stock is used first. Discards outdated reagents according to section policy and notifies supervisor.Refers requests for special and unusual tests to the Laboratory Supervisor and/or Group Manager.Responds to technical questions consistent with level of training and competency.As assigned, assists in the training of new employees, technicians, MT, and MLT students.Remains informed of all procedures and procedure changes.May assist in data collection for QA indicators.Performs assessment of peers performing non-waived testing as a Qualified Observer after two years' experience.Other duties as assigned.Physical and Other Requirements:Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.Communicate: Frequently communicate with others.PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance.Color Vision: Perception of and ability to distinguish colors.Continuing Education: Continual assessment of current literature and best practices.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City , Medical Laboratory Technician I, Healthcare , Farmington, Utah

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